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Modification of Child Custody

Safeguard Your Parental Rights with Our St. Augustine Family Lawyers – (904) 770-3141

One of the most critical aspects of the divorce process is negotiating a comprehensive parenting plan that establishes each parent’s custody and visitation rights. However, a concession or determination made 10-15 years ago may no longer apply to one parent’s current lifestyle. People naturally experience many personal and financial changes as the years go by, and sometimes a custody agreement needs to be modified to account for the ever-evolving needs of a parent or their child.

If you require a parenting plan modification, contact the St. Augustine family law attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A. Our award-winning legal team is proud to provide compassionate guidance and personalized legal services to the residents of Florida. While this is a challenging legal process, you can be confident that our team has the skills and resources to help you secure a favorable case result that modifies your existing custody arrangement and protects your relationship with your child.

Contact Owenby Law, P.A. at (904) 770-3141 to explore your legal options.

Pursuing a Child Custody Modification

The court needs to consider many factors before agreeing to modify a parenting plan. In fact, the court will never agree to any modification if it has the potential to negatively affect your child’s well being or environmental stability. For example, it’s hard to maintain a healthy parent-child relationship if both parties live a significant distance apart. If you plan to relocate for work or personal reasons, the court needs to evaluate if the modification will harm your child’s relationship with their other parent.

You need to work with a qualified attorney to prove that you’re experiencing a “significant change in circumstances” and that the modification is in your child’s best interests.

You can request a parenting plan modification under the following circumstances:

  • One parent is violating the terms of the visitation and time-sharing agreement
  • One parent now has the resources to provide a safe environment for their child
  • One parent is better prepared to care for a sick or special needs child
  • One parent is abusing the child
  • One parent wants to move away
  • One parent is addicted to drugs or alcohol
  • One parent has let an unsafe person move into the child’s home
  • One parent is in prison or has been convicted of a crime
  • One parent’s financial situation has changed

During your appointment, we can evaluate your unique situation and explain your legal options. By understanding your needs, we can construct a customized case strategy that accurately reflects your personal goals, financial circumstances, and overall legal objectives. If your ex doesn’t agree with the modification, we can represent your interests in court and explain why your change in circumstances warrants a custody modification.

Retain Experienced Legal Representation

The success of your parenting plan modification depends entirely upon the needs of your child, your relationship with your ex, and – most importantly – the quality of your legal representative. If you’re ready to take this legal step, contact the St. Augustine family lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. today. Our legal team can represent your interests through each step of this intricate legal process. You can also retain our services if you need to challenge a child custody modification. We can help you contest your ex’s request or renegotiate the terms of your existing parenting plan so that it still benefits your child’s needs.

We’re available 24/7. Contact Owenby Law, P.A. at (904) 770-3141 to schedule a consultation.

The Benefits of Hiring Owenby Law, P.A.

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases
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